The property enjoys a great deal of privacy and seclusion and is positioned within the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property enjoys a Southerly aspect and views over its own land and the surrounding countryside, which is largely dominated by farming and a good amount of woodland. Taunton, the County town of Somerset lies approximately 8 miles away to the North with a wide range of shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities. There are four notable public schools in the district, together with the Somerset College of Arts and Technology and Richard Huish College Sixth Form College. The M5 motorway can be joined at Taunton (Junction 25) or Wellington (Junction 26). Taunton also benefits from mainline fast rail links to London Paddington and the city of Bristol and Exeter both lie within less than an hours drive with International Airports. The property is surrounded by open countryside and there are numerous footpaths and bridleways within easy striking distance.DESCRIPTION
Churchstanton House was once the original rectory and sits adjacent to the local parish Church in Churchstanton. The house has a pleasing symmetry with rendered elevations under a slate roof with picturesque dormer windows to the front. A notable feature of the house is the spacious accommodation, which in total if required can provide as many as six bedrooms, however it is very adaptable and offers the potential for separate accommodation in the basement.ACCOMMODATION
The well-proportioned accommodation is arranged over four floors and includes an entrance hallway, which leads to an inner hallway with a turning staircase to the first floor and access to the basement. There are steps which lead down to a downstairs cloakroom. The sitting room includes a front aspect double glazed window, open fireplace with wood burning stove and arch leading to a further part of the sitting room. There is a fireplace with a fitted cupboard to one side and a door to the side porch with a door leading to the outside. The drawing room has double aspect windows and a fireplace. The kitchen is fitted with a range of matching oak wall and base units, an oil fired four-oven Aga, rear aspect window, work surfaces with a one and a half bowl sink unit and double doors opening through to the dining room. The dining room has a fireplace with fitted surround and front aspect double glazed window overlook the garden.
A turning staircase leads to the first floor and a half landing. There is a shower room and the main landing provides access to bedrooms. There are four bedrooms on the first floor, all enjoying wonderful views. There are two bathrooms, the main bathroom benefits from a circular bath with low level WC, wash hand basin, dual aspect windows and enclosed tiled shower cubicle. The second bathroom also has a panelled bath, shower, wash hand basin and WC.
On the second floor, there is a landing with two bedrooms, both with dual aspect windows. Bedroom five has a door providing access to eaves storage (15.4' x 15.2').
The basement includes four rooms including a utility room with a range of fitted units, sink and plumbing and space for a washing machine. There is a games room with double doors leading out to the rear, a workshop, cellar and further store room with a door leading to the rear porch, which leads to the rear garden.OUTSIDE
The house is situated centrally within its plot and is surrounded by mature gardens. There is a private entrance, which passes the church on one side and leads to the front garden, where there is a large turning circle with central lawn surrounded by a number of mature specimen trees and shrubs. At the rear of the property, are a good range of stone outbuildings, one providing garaging with an up and over door, attached to which, is a store and former stable providing two loose boxes. There is also a separate detached barn / studio. The gardens are surrounded by low stone walling and there is access to the paddock, which has been for many years used for grazing. At the rear, the land includes an area of woodland and a further paddock adjacent to the Church. In all, the grounds extend to approximately 15.4 acres.SERVICES
Mains Water, Electricity & Private Drainage. Oil Fired Central Heating.AGENTS NOTES
The property benefits from Solar Panels that are located on the South side of one of the outbuildings. They provide a FIT payment. More information can be obtained from the selling agents.DIRECTIONS
Proceed out of Taunton in a Southerly direction. Proceed through Trull and Blagdon Hill onto the top road towards Churchinford. Go past Trickey Warren and just after turn right sign posted to Churchstanton. Take the first turning right past Glebe Farm and follow this road taking the first turning right as signposted to Churchstanton Church. The entrance to Churchstanton House is immediately to the right of the Church via the squared gate pillars and along the gravelled drive bordered by Laurel hedges.